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Labirinto Di Specchi


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I'm so impressed with this young Italian band. Very adventerous music with lots of atmosphere and darker moods along with some heaviness contrasted with spacey and laid back passages.The vocals are from guest Paolo Carelli (PHOLAS DACTYLUS) and really he speaks the lyrics instead of singing them like he's doing narration. It all works so well though with his deep voice speaking in Italian.

"Eclissi Pt.1-L'occio E La Masheri" opens with lots of atmosphere and it's dark. Spoken words just before 2 minutes followed by spacey synths. Drums kick in around 3 minutes followed by piano.Some heavy guitar later on.Back to that dark atmosphere to end it. "La Mascera Della Visione" opens with outbursts of heaviness before it settles in.The spoken words after 2 minutes come out of the heavy atmosphere.The guitar starts to grind away before 3 minutes then it turns heavier including some organ runs.

"Fantasia" opens with acoustic guitar as flute joins in with atmosphere. A beat too as it builds. Cello and bass join in.The tempo then picks up. Great sound ! It settles back then we get some spoken words 7 minutes in. "Nel Nulla Etereo Soggiogato..." opens with atmosphere and spacey sounds.Spoken words after a minute. Dissonance follows. Piano and some insanity before 4 minutes then cello as spoken words continue for a while longer. "Purpurea" opens with spacey synths then the sound builds with bass, drums, acoustic guitar and more. A change after 1 1/2 minutes as the drums and keyboards lead. Heavy guitar a minute later. Nice. A change 4 1/2 minutes in as spoken words come in with a dark atmosphere. It's heavier again after 6 1/2 minutes.The guitar solos after 7 minutes then it settles again a minute later. Heavy guitar 9 1/2 minutes to end it. What a song !

"Follia" is the over 19 minute epic.This really has a Post-Rock flavour to it. Acoustic guitar and atmosphere as it builds slowly. It settles back and builds slowly again. It settles back with spoken words before 6 1/2 minutes then kicks in again before 9 minutes. It settles again a minute later. Heavy guitar before 12 minutes and the organ joins in. Nice. It settles back with piano.The tempo picks up after 15 minutes.Intense sound 17 1/2 minutes in with spacey synths shooting around. "Eclissi Pt.2-La Genesi" has a catchy drum intro as other sounds are added. It settles 1 1/2 minutes in to a dark mood. A change 3 1/2 minutes in. A beat 5 minutes in. A calm follows after 6 1/2 minutes and this is dark and haunting. Cello 7 minutes in then spoken words.

I just love the ideas these guys came up with and all that atmosphere too.The cover art suits the music well. Congrats to the band, and a very solid 4 stars from me. My kind of music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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